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Why Mitt Romney lost

The Republican candidate Mitt Romney delivers his concession speech.

Photograph by AFP Photo/Don Emmert

Tuesday’s election showed that even after Romney had been running for president for nearly six years, many Americans still have no idea who he actually is.

Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren and Governor Deval Patrick held a press conference at the State House Thursday.

Brian McGrory

Elizabeth Warren a woman of few words

The people of Massachusetts want their senator to be open and honest about the issues on everyone’s mind, discretion be damned.

Boston Capital

Financial industry’s risky election wager

The financial services industry bet big and lost. Now big bankers will have to deal with tougher rules and regulations that Mitt Romney promised to roll back.

Christopher L. Gasper

Aqib Talib worth the gamble for Patriots

Barren of talent at cornerback, the Patriots’ spending of a fourth-round pick on a troubled player with a high ceiling makes sense.

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“A lame-duck Congress shouldn’t do big things,’’ Boehner said in an interview.

Boehner calls for one-year delay on fiscal cliff

As President Obama prepares to speak Friday on the looming fiscal challenges, House Speaker John Boehner is seeking more time to work out a compromise.

Boston Scientific is moving 800 employees to Marlborough, where it already has operations, and developing its headquarters there.

Jackie Ricciardi for The Boston Globe

Marlborough uses tax breaks to lure companies, jobs

Boston Scientific will move its headquarters there, the latest in a series of expansions into the city by large firms including Quest Diagnostics and TJX Cos.

Medical marijuana that was packaged for sale in 1-gram packages at a facility in Seattle. Massachusetts is grappling with implementing its own law.

Medical marijuana law will challenge overseers

Approval of medical use of marijuana is already prompting questions about the readiness of beleaguered state health regulators, local communities, and police.


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Notre Dame at BC | Saturday, 8 p.m.

Coach Brian Kelly has led the Irish to a 9-0 record in his third season at South Bend.

Brian Kelly has Notre Dame back in the hunt

The No. 4 Irish, once kings of college football, are 9-0 and back in the national title conversation for the first time in a long time.

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Daniel Day-Lewis (center) reinvents Abraham Lincoln as a canny politician hiding behind a folksy, godlike exterior.

‘Lincoln’ carries the weight of history

Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner — with help from Daniel Day-Lewis — tell one of our country’s greatest stories using dialogue filled with ideas.